Part one of three from this full length television programme.
Part two of three from this full length television programme.
Part three of three from this full length television programme.
In this first episode of the 2015 Māori Television series, three rangitahi answer a Facebook call for sailors who are up for reconnecting with nature and their culture, on a six week waka journey circumnavigating the North Island. The te ao Māori twist on the fish out of water reality show sees a trio of young Māori (including Boy discovery Rickylee Russell-Waipuka) set sail on Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr’s waka Haunui, where they’re separated from social media, face seasickness and rough seas, and learn the "ancient laws of voyaging". The winner gets the chance to join a voyage to Rarotonga.
Jeez, that was a bit of a waste of time: just should've tipped the food straight over the side and we wouldn't have had to wash the plate!– Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr on one of the crew getting seasick
Made with funding from NZ On Air